The Colombian artist Fernando Botero died at the age of 91 after suffering health complications, confirmed the newspaper El Tiempo.
Botero, who was born in Medellin, broke all art records, such as 300,000 people at the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico or 155,000 at the Museum of Fine Arts in Bilbao.
Botero’s work is immortal. He was the one who put national art on the most important international stages in the world.
Botero, born in Medellin, Colombia in 1932, is recognized for his art and figurative sculptures. His unique style, known as “Boterism,” depicts people and figures in large, exaggerated volume, which can sometimes represent political criticism or humor, depending on the piece.
His art can be found in important places around the world, such as Park Avenue in New York City and the Champs-Elysees in Paris. There is also one of his sculptures “Reclining Woman”, in the Plaza de las Torres de Minillas, in Santurce.
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